Latest Surf lifesaving Stories

2007-05-10 06:00:21

By Max B. Baker, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas May 10--Burger's Lake, Fort Worth's popular private swimming hole, is being sued by the family of a 39-year-old man who drowned there two years ago. Described as a "healthy, experienced swimmer," Phillip Flores was swimming with his brother and a friend in July 2005 when he "exhibited distress and then slipped below the surface," the lawsuit states. Flores' family contends that Burger's Lake did not have enough policies, practices and...

2005-12-28 01:35:00

By Michael Perry SYDNEY -- Australia's summer -- if you can survive it, you'll love it. Australia has plenty of blue sky, a scorching sun and golden beaches washed by cooling waves. It also has a multitude of creatures that can kill you, and they all come out to play in the summer. Only one week into summer and hundreds of swimmers were chased from the surf at Bondi Beach by an unusually large shark, possibly an aggressive tiger shark or bronze whaler. Bondi Beach lifeguard Rod Kerr,who has...

2005-12-22 18:50:00

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Some of the biggest surf since the El Nino winter of 1997 pounded the Southern California coast this week, damaging piers, forcing beach closures and overwhelming even the most experienced surfers. Driven by a Pacific storm near Hawaii, sets of waves up to 20 feet tall on Wednesday swept San Diego-area beaches, where lifeguards on jet skis pulled more than 100 struggling surfers out of danger on the first day of winter. "There's a lot of machismo in play,...

2005-12-17 20:49:40

By Jim Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police stepped up security around Sydney's beaches on Sunday, fearing another eruption of racial violence after road-blocks found cars carrying knives, while hate messages circulated by mobile phone. Police patrolled beaches on horse-back and set up checkpoints around some of the city's favorite summer playgrounds, including Bondi Beach, where the holiday mood was infused by fears of fresh violence between whites and ethnic Lebanese. "I...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.